Oxford’s Panel on China’s Immigration Laws and Regulations

From former NBA players and UEFA football players to African traders, entrepreneurs, and foreign students, China has become an emerging destination for international migrants over the past two decades. The enactment of new immigration legislation in 2013 and recent changes to employment immigration rules represent significant developments in regulating new immigration patterns. There has also been growing public antagonism towards foreigners in some parts of China, reflected in public security campaigns to combat the so-called ‘three illegalities’ (sanfei) of illegal entry, illegal residence, and illegal work. In this panel, two experts on China immigration law critically examined the new regulatory regime and its implications for foreign immigrants, particularly those entering China in the employment stream.

CFP: Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China

Global Encounters: Transnational Mobility within and beyond China International Conference Call for Paper [The Chinese version of Call of Paper can be found here] Hosted by: School of Ethnology & Sociology, Minzu University of China Institute of Global Ethnology & Anthropology, Minzu University of China Collaborated with: Consortium for Chinese Studies and Intercultural Communication, Beijing…

Call for Paper: Suspension: Mobilities, Aspirations, and Socio-Political Stagnation in China

Call for Papers 17-18 September 2018 St Hugh’s College, Oxford This conference aims to rethink the socio-political meaning of migration in, from, and to China through the idiom of suspension. Suspension firstly indicates a working life strategy. Migrants intentionally suspend, or put on hold, some aspects of their lives in order to maximise others. For…

Michaela Pelican presents “Being Black in China”

On June 2-3, 2017 Michaela Pelican gave a presentation on ‘Being Black in China: Perspectives of African Migrants’ at the workshop ‘Talking Colors in Turkey and Beyond‘, held at the University of Cologne. The two-day event explored discourses on blackness, whiteness, race, class and gender from different disciplinary and regional angles, and was organized by…

Call for Paper: “International Migrants in China”

Please consider submitting a paper for this panel on international migrants in China and please forward this call to others who might be interested. We are looking forward to receiving your paper proposals (max. 250 words) until March, 24th 2017. Please send them to k.k.cheuk@hum.leidenuniv.nl and aldina.camenisch@unibas.ch. Please do not make your own paper submission…

Frank Pieke on New York Times

On the NYT online article “China Wants to Attract More Foreigners (of a Certain Kind)” (23 February 2017), our project lead researcher Frank Pieke commented on the complicated nature of foreign immigration to China, saying: The full article is accessible at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/world/asia/china-green-card-stephon-marbury.html?ref=oembed.